What is a quality post?
Our goal at Hometalk is to connect people with ideas that will inspire them to create the home they love. The best way to engage this audience is by sharing the highest quality content with them. On our end, a high quality post is marked as "quality score 2."
To be considered QS2, a post must fit the following criteria:
Be within the realm of home and garden (no recipes or fashion)
Be a step-by-step DIY tutorial (no house tours or round-up posts)
Include in-process photos to show the steps of the project
Have at least 180 words and 4 photos
Include a before photo and a completed after photo
Include a full description of what you accomplished in your post
Include enough instruction so that the reader can understand what you did and generally replicate your project.
Here’s a great example of a quality, engaging Hometalk post by Amanda of Dwelling In Happiness.
For more on quality scoring, check out our scoring chart here.
Be sure to include "featurable" links here so that you don't delay your direct feature in the email.
A featurable link must:
be a home and garden tutorial (not recipes or fashion)
have a before photo/photo of materials
be seasonally appropriate
be written in English
Frequently asked questions
When should you expect to get featured and how often?
You can be featured as frequently as once a month (assuming you post 3 projects every 30 days). You are added to the queue as soon as your 3rd post qualifies, and typically you are featured within the following week.
How much traffic should I expect?
That will vary from blogger to blogger.
How will I know if my Hometalk post qualifies?
You can see the status of all of your posts on the blogger dashboard!
How will I know if I was featured?
We have several emails that will notify you regarding your feature- one a few days before (so that you can prepare) and one the day of!
My blog is in a foreign language. Do I qualify for the Hometalk Traffic Program?
Currently, we are only featuring bloggers who’s blogs are in the English language. We will keep you updated about future plans to expand the program.
I have two Hometalk profiles with separate blogs. Can I participate in the traffic program with both domains?
While we love the enthusiasm, bloggers can only participate in the traffic program with one domain.
If I am in the Blogger Traffic Program, do I HAVE to participate in the Affiliate rev-share program?
No you do not.
The Instagram Influencer program was designed for Influencers who post DIY content on their feed, enabling them to grow their following by posting their content on Hometalk.com. In exchange for posting 2 "Quality Score 2" project tutorials on Hometalk in one calendar month, we offer a number of incentives including a monthly gift valuing at $40-50, features in our daily email newsletter, and features in our Instagram story and feed.
Note: The Instagram Influencer Program is currently open only to Influencers who are not part of the Blogger Traffic Program
As we qualify influencers for the program, we look at the following criteria:
Their Instagram content is DIY related and suitable for the Hometalk community
Passion for DIY tutorials
Beautiful quality images
Interested in joining the program? Fill out this form and we'll be in touch with more details!